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    Default making ink thicker?

    what medium should i use? i'm using acrylic/waterbased inks....should i even try this? help me....please.

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    For what? Printing, painting? If you're printing with it you can leave it in the open air for a while and it will thicken up a bit.

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    THANKS! yes i am printing my first three color print......i think i was a little amitious with my design. i am used to making printing for t-shirts and patches....one color.....not so much detail. so what seemed right before.....seems so wrong now. i going to try again this evening.

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    i've found that the speedball extender base thickens ink up pretty well. comes out of the jar with the consistency of earwax. mix it in and it'll thicken up the ink. it also dilutes the color, though.

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    MMM made a great point....water based with less moisture would be thicker...so leaving the lid off in a dry place would be good

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